On inspection I see that I misspelled some words in the video, Ficus did not mind.
Ficus is a green 5 year old Friesian who hardly know how to lead, let alone take a rider. 1st Round Ring Secession. Got him to turn to towage me instead of away from in the directional changes. Had him walk to me in the center of the ring, then follow me around. Gave him his first leading lesson, he has a long ways to go. Went over the am in the pm, and then worked on his yielding to pressure and leading. For a horse to lead well it must learn to yield to the pressure of the rope, as he learns his job just the shifting weigh on his lead rope will tell him what to do.
You will note that in the pm session I have removed the fly mask, and put on a rope halter. The reason is two fold: I wanted t see his eyes as we play, and the rope halter has knots at pressure points to assist in have the horse comply with the applied pressure.I would like to point out that though I use a Round Ring, and a lunge line, I uses them to teach lessons, not for exercise or to burn of energy. Running is a small circles put a lot of stress on a horse’s feet and ankles, and though they may not appear to be lame after they do it for long periods of times, I assure you that they have pain, and cannot perform to their optimal if you run them a lot in tight circles.
It may appear that I am trying to pull the horse to where I want him to go at times, but nothing could be further from the truth as all 170 pounds of me has not a snowball’s chance in hell of pulling a 1,000+ horse any place it does not want to go. What I am doing is applying pressure, and keep the pressure on until the horse moves in the direction I am asking, when he do that I release the pressure.